What does it mean to have talent but no endurance? To rush out of the gate in the lead, pressing toward the finish line, but because you didn’t pace yourself, you run out steam just short of your goal. And now, everyone who started out with you in the race, ends up surpassing you; finishing the race you all started together. You are forced to watch them reach their destiny as you lie exhausted and spent and having only accomplished half the journey. What make this an even harder pill to swallow is that YOU were the one who was touted and predicted to run the best race. You APPEARED to be in good shape but the truth is… you didn’t prepare or train the way you should have… and therefore you couldn’t maintain in the curves. (You gain access to the lead in the curves—not the straightaways!)
People perceived you as strong and the one to beat…and you bought into the hype of your own strength. And inevitably, that pride became your weakness. You sped through the parts of the race when you should have slowed down and therefore had to slow down in the places where you should have been pulling ahead.
Thank God that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. We can still finish! I can still finish.